The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has reiterated its commitment to the effective and efficient discharge of its statutory mandate which includes electrical inspection among others.
The agency stated that it has distinct responsibilities from those of other government agencies including the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).
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In a statement issued by the Public Affairs department, NEMSA said its management under the leadership of the Managing Director/CEO, Engr Aliyu Tukur Tahir is working to ensure that Nigerians have efficient, safe and reliable power supply services by ensuring that materials and equipment are of high quality.
Established by NEMSA Act, 2015, the agency enforces technical standards and regulations, technical inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations, electricity meters and instruments to ensure electrical safety.
According to the statement, the priority of the agency is Nigerians having electricity networks that are stable, safe and reliable stressing that through close collaboration with partners including SON, NERC and the parent ministry.
“NEMSA strives to ensure zero incidences of electrical accidents, energy accountability, eliminate sub-standard equipment and materials and rid the system of quack electrical personnel”.
“For the avoidance of doubt, NEMSA’s 2015 act empowers it to ensure enforcement of standards and regulations. These standards are developed by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) while the technical regulations are developed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and our mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations.”
NEMSA said it has updated our quality management system (ISO 9001) certification for the year 2022 while processing ISO 17024 for accreditation of its laboratories so they are recognised globally.